Back To School Homework Station

This post was sponsored by Michael’s…all opinions are absolutely, 100% mine! Back To School Homework Station Can you believe summer break is almost over and it’s time to go back to school?  I have to be honest, I get a little sad, but a lot excited around this time of year.  It seems that the lazy days of summer zap the creativity around here.  When we get that back to school letter in the mail, it seems to come back in full force.  Kate and I both get super excited about organizing and creating her homework space.  I think it’s extremely important to provide your kids with a fun and creativity inspiring space to do their homework!

 Thanks to Michaels, our Homework Station is bursting with color, supplies, and creative inspiration!

Let me show you what we used to create our Back To School Homework Station…

Homework Station

 We corralled most of her supplies in one place using this desktop carousel.  I love this carousel, because it holds her markers, pencils, gluesticks, scissors, and everything else she needs on a nightly basis in one place.  It turns so she doesn’t have to get up to look for any supplies she may need.  It’s super cute too with a place for a photo and little drawers at the bottom that hold smaller items like earphones and jump drives!

Creativity Station

I wanted to add something fun to the space that says CREATE, so I grabbed some beautiful scrapbook paper which we cut and pasted together to “create” this super cool banner!

Create Banner

 We hung it across our chalkboard that used to be a mirror!

DecoArt Paints and Canvas

Kate loves art projects, so our deal is that I will always keep paints and canvases available as long as she does her homework with no fussing…works like a charm!

Put Your Paint in Cupcake Wrappers for Easy Cleanup I grabbed a few decorative shoes boxes to store paints, and we use mini cupcake wrappers to hold our paints for easy and inexpensive cleanup!

Project Bricks

 There are lots of projects to do throughout the year, so we stocked up on our favorite go to diorama supplies, Creatology Project Bricks.  These things are amazing!  They are made out of styrofoam, and can be cut and glued with Tacky Glue to build just about anything your kiddos can dream up!

Homework Station with Chalkboard and Cork Board

 We added a cork board area beside the chalkboard to pin her latest work as well as spelling words and anything else we need to remember.  These cork board squares are perfect if you don’t have a ton of space.  You simply stick them to the wall using the adhesive squares provided in the pack.  You can even cut the squares smaller if you like!

Homework Station via Michaels Kate and my niece, Maddie, were eager to try out the new homework station, so I let them jump right in…

Back to School Creativity Station and low and behold…creativity indeed  ensued!

Michaels Back to School

A few things you should know about Michaels…

·         Michaels offers a 15 percent discount for teachers every day. Make sure to talk to a store associate during your next trip to learn more.

·         Need a large quantity of one back to school item but don’t see enough on the shelves? Michaels offers a bulk ordering program where you can order as many supplies as you need and save up to 20 percent.

·         Don’t forget to download the Michaels app so that you will always have the latest deals and coupons at your fingertips in case you need last minute school supplies.

What do you do to get ready for back to school?

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  1. 2

    Diane says

    Where did you get the desktop carousel?

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    says

    I’m headed back to school for the first time in a while this fall. Is it awful if I make myself this awesome homework station? You’re such a cool Mom! I wish I had had a station like this when I was in elementary and middle (okay, even high school and college)… such a great idea!
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    says

    Love , love, love this idea. I have two g grandsons I need to do this for . they love crafting. We made a Spartan helmet for a school project last year. It would have been nice to have had this helpful information. Thanks, working to set this up for this years projects.

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